The Outdoor Edge ParaSPARK® Wins 2019 BLADE Show Accessory of the Year Award

DENVER (July 10, 2019) — BLADE Magazine’s “Knife of the Year Awards®” are barometers of the most successful companies in the knife industry, and signify one of production cutlery’s greatest achievements. Outdoor Edge is honored to be the recipient of the BLADE Magazine’s “Accessory of the Year Award” for their ParaSpark survival knife bracelet. The awards recognizing the highest achievement in the production and custom knife industries were presented Saturday, June 8, at the BLADE Show in Atlanta, GA.

Representatives of the magazine presented the BLADE Show Knife of the Year Awards in 11 categories, as well as awards for individuals’ career achievements. All entrants in the Knife of the Year competition were evaluated by a panel of undisclosed judges. They were judged on a number of factors, including but not limited to, utility, design, creativity, materials, aesthetics and feel. This year’s voting was different than previous years, where booth holders at the show voted by ballot.

According to the judges, “This survival bracelet is handy and just plain cool. Using the latch as a sheath is a nice touch.”

The patented all-in-one ParaSpark survival knife bracelet features a razor-sharp 1.3-inch sheepsfoot blade crafted from 8Cr13Mov stainless steel and a brightly marked liquid-filled compass. The buckle houses a 110-decibel whistle for signaling as well as a fire-starting ferrocerium rod. The large bracelet is hand tied from 17 feet (14.4 feet for the medium bracelet) of special reflective black nylon paracord. The paracord features a seven-strand nylon core, plus one strand of wax-coated fire-cord tinder and a 10-pound monofilament fishing line. This life-saving bracelet is indispensable for any outdoorsman that ventures into the bush. Total weight of the ParaSpark is 1.8 ozs.

“This is one of the most sought-after awards in our industry,” said David Bloch, owner of Outdoor Edge. “We are both honored and very appreciative to receive this award”. In the past, Outdoor Edge has also been recipient of BLADE Magazine’s “Overall Knife of the Year” for its Kodipak, a four-piece hunter’s combo with caping knife, gut hook skinner, wood/bone saw with leather belt sheath.

The ParaSpark will be available at retailers and online at at the end of the month.

About Outdoor Edge

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Denver, Outdoor Edge is a leading designer and manufacturer of knives and tools. Today, Outdoor Edge continues to innovate and develop state-of-the-art products for outdoor enthusiasts, game processors, survivalists, handymen and others who require the very best knives and tools available for leisure, work and everyday-carry needs. The company prides itself in offering a variety of products that undergo extensive field-testing in harsh, rugged environments resulting in durable, long-lasting products that come with a lifetime guarantee. For additional information on Outdoor Edge and its full line of products write to: Outdoor Edge, 5000 Osage Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80221; call toll-free (800) 477-3343; email; or visit

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